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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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LIC based company is seeking truck driver (24' minimum) and commerical van drivers COMPANY: D 4 Delivery System Inc Long Island City based trucking/courier company is seeking a truck driver (24' truck minimum) and commercial van drivers. The truck position is guaranteed to pay $1200.00 a week. Interested applicants may call us at 718 706 0700. Respond online today.​ Location: Long Island City, NY...
Temporary Drivers Needed - Great Opportunity - Company Vehicle Provided - CDL Not Required Answer the call. If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity. Temporary Drivers Randstad Sourceright is adding temporary Drivers to provide transportation service to FedEx Ground. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to...
Temporary Drivers Needed - Great Opportunity - Company Vehicle Provided - CDL Not Required Answer the call. If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity. Temporary Drivers Randstad Sourceright is adding temporary Drivers to provide transportation service to FedEx Ground. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to...
Temporary Drivers Needed - Great Opportunity - Company Vehicle Provided - CDL Not Required Answer the call. If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity. Temporary Drivers Randstad Sourceright is adding temporary Drivers to provide transportation service to FedEx Ground. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Rockingham, NC area for same day deliveries of auto parts. Experience with a scanner is a plus. *MUST OWN reliable CAR. Fuel efficient vehicles preferred. MUST live in or near Rockingham, NC. Routes available up to 6 days per week (Monday – Saturday) Fle...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers for on call driving. Make your own schedule, drives available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money for you! If you are self-motivated, have good c...
Competently navigate through an advanced ERP System in order to successfully execute all daily aspects of the “Inbound & Outbound” inventory operations. Ensure all finished goods, raw materials and sub-assembly components are maintained as per established guidelines and procedures. Coordinate with all involved parties to ensure accurate inbound receipts, intercompany transfers, and RMA’s. Responsi...
-Move freight, stock or other materials to and from store areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles & customer homes. -Drive delivery trucks with trailers - VALID DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIRED -Install protective devices such as bracing, padding or strapping to prevent shifting or damage to instruments being transported. -Attach identifying information to pianos and complete paperwork for pick-ups and co...
Summary: To sell our products business to business by telephone, will service customer accounts, maximizes sales, maintain current customer base, acquire new business, and meet required revenue goals. Responsibilities: Calls existing customers to sell our products and service customer accounts Work to increase sales by maintaining, developing, and selling to customer base by making a minimum of 85...
A leading manufacturing company in Florham Park, NJ, needs a Freight Damage Claim Coordinator. This person is responsible for the coordination of freight damage claims filed by 3rd party claim examiners relating to Emergency Response incidents and losses incurred by the company’s many Business Units, and responsible for the allocation and booking of claim payments. You will support and guide the B...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner. * Assur...
Carry Transit is the food grade division of Superior Bulk Logistics and a leader in providing Safe Quality Food distribution to destinations in the US, Mexico and Canada. Carry Transit has been in business since 1979 and is able to provide steady employment to qualified drivers. CDL A Tank Truck Driver Location: USA Job type: Full time Salary: $40,000 to $80,000 About the Job CDL A Truck Drivers w...
Carry Transit is the food grade division of Superior Bulk Logistics and a leader in providing Safe Quality Food distribution to destinations in the US, Mexico and Canada. Carry Transit has been in business since 1979 and is able to provide steady employment to qualified drivers. CDL A Tank Truck Driver Location: USA Job type: Full time Salary: $40,000 to $80,000 About the Job CDL A Truck Drivers w...
About K&N K&N is located in Southern California and is an internationally recognized brand of high-performance products selling in over 50 countries. K&N is the leading manufacturer of premium air filters and air intake systems for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. K&N has built a strong base of loyal customers through strong product differentiation, high quality design and manufacturing, grassroots...
Overview: Do you enjoy working in a warehouse environment? We are looking to a hire conscientious, dependable Showroom Warehouse Assistant. Responsibilities: The Showroom Warehouse Assistant responsibilities include: Assisting customers with merchandise pick up Selecting and moving merchandise from warehouse racks Preparing merchandise for transport into customers vehicles Prepping and assisting w...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was...
Class A Drivers , F/T & P/T. Must be able to work nights , 11:00pm - Midnight start time Flexible schedules available - 1 day per week , to 5 days per week. Great Job for Retired drivers looking to supplement your income or students. Home daily , same daily delivery location , no looking for new address's each day.Trucks driven are 3 axle day cabs with 53 ' trailers, both less than 1 year old. Loa...
Attn-CDL-A Drivers Predictable flatbed routes operating in IA, IL, IN & MI area. Home Weekends, No Tarping, Top Pay & Benefits! Expect the BEST at TMC! Call 855-409-3630 www.tmctrans.com Posting provided by:...
Warehouse Systems Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're lookin...
Safety Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the b...

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